Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM (WILPF) is an organization of peace activists founded in Europe in 1915. A Canadian section was established in Toronto in 1919 and a group of VANCOUVER women, including Laura JAMIESON and Dorothy STEEVES, formed a BC branch in 1921. Over the years the WILPF lobbied against militarism and for disarmament and social justice. During the Cold War, public opinion was not sympathetic to "peaceniks" and the WILPF was accused of communist leanings. In...

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